…..as you know that, Mahalakshmi is the ascending power within us, through which we ascend. It’s like the staircase which takes you into the Realm of God, and so it is very important. …Because it is the ascending power of Vishnu, to Shri Krishna, then Mahavishnu and then to Sahasrara. All this is possible because we have got Mahalakshmi channel within us. If you did not have sushumna we would have been like animals only. Even animals have this channel up to a point. As you know they can come up to the Void. But after the Void the ascent as human being starts through this Mahalakshmi energy within us. So this energy is very important and that one is very much worshipped in this country.
First this energy starts working within us as seeking: seeking shelter and food. Once the shelter is established, which is established through the Mahakali Shakti. I mean when it is in the heart of an animal — a sense of security is established — then he starts seeking food. In the same way human beings also, once he is established in his security, then he starts thinking of feeding himself, looking after himself.
So at the very primitive stage the human beings first tried to establish their security by getting into some caves or some shelters where they could abide without fear to life, because if there is no life you don’t think of food, for example if there’s an emergency. …
innate feeling in human beings, to preserve life, and that comes from the Mahakali’s powers. …
Mahalakshmi’s blessings that you think of food, but She doesn’t say you get lost in it. So we get lost with it and once we are lost with it, then our seeking doesn’t become higher. …
So the Mahalakshmi power takes you higher and higher. That time then you think you must express yourself. And the expression starts in arts, culture. It starts also in your living, in your institutions of security, like political advancement, political institutions. And that’s how human being reached a point where now they think they have done all that was possible, but still in a subtler way they are still lost.
So the Mahalakshmi tattwa went up to say Christ, up to that point, and still people have not gone into the subtler side of that. They are still on the banks, moving towards the banks, not in the centre of it.
In Sahaj Yoga what happens is that the pure desire, that is Kundalini, is kept at the beginning of the life, just at the beginning of the life, when you were not even a human being. Even below is carbon and all the journey from carbon onwards is to be retraced again through the Kundalini. All this journey that you did on the superficial level of this Mahalakshmi stream has to be redone in the innermost way, to penetrate through all these subtler centres, which are inside the stream, not outside — because if you are on the outside, you always go to the banks — from where you cannot see any banks, there’s no attention that could be taken to the banks, but you move further, like a jet.
And this Kundalini is the one that’s the true desire, but your attention has to be on the target…So the journey is upward, downward, downward, upward. Though the movement of the Kundalini could be such that you jump like a jet and set down there. ..
H H Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi, Shri Mahalakshmi Puja, Kolhapur (India), 3 February 1984.